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syncope

syn·co·pe

syncope

 
pronunciation:
sIng k pi
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the shortening of a word by dropping one or more sounds from its center, as in shortening "ever" to "e'er".
similar words:
contraction
definition 2: a temporary fainting caused by a decrease or stoppage of blood flow to the head.
similar words:
faint
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derivations: syncopal (adj.), syncopic (adj.)
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